Love Lit­tle mo­ments, big love

Be­cause 80% of you think small, ev­ery­day ac­tions are way more ro­man­tic than huge ges­tures…

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“My other half doesn’t send Valen­tine’s Day cards any more. In­stead, it’s the lit­tle ges­tures that show me he cares, like feed­ing my horses – de­spite not be­ing a big horse fan – and, know­ing that I have ter­ri­ble cir­cu­la­tion, choos­ing an op­tional ex­tra of a heated steer­ing wheel on my car be­cause I get cold hands! For me, those small, thought­ful things are way more im­por­tant than any Valen­tine’s card.” – Claire, 39

Health ben­e­fits

The polyun­sat­u­rated fatty acids in grape­seed oil help lower choles­terol. Best uses Cook with it as you would olive oil: it makes a smooth base for salad dress­ings, and the clean, light flavour is ideal for sautéing. ( You can also bake with it.)

Health ben­e­fits

Its po­tent mix of vi­ta­mins A and E can re­duce free rad­i­cals and pro­tect skin from UV dam­age. Best uses It has a rich taste that adds tex­ture when driz­zled on soups, meats, veg and ice cream. Don’t use for high-heat cook­ing.

Health ben­e­fits

The lac­tic acid in co­conut oil may help im­prove the ra­tio of good HDL to bad LDL choles­terol in blood. (Look for vir­gin or raw op­tions.) Best uses In­fuse cur­ries with a trop­i­cal flavour by us­ing it to sauté veg­eta­bles, or use it to bake gra­nola or muffins.

Health ben­e­fits

A great source of the omega-3 al­pha-linolenic acid, wal­nut oil helps lower choles­terol and blood pres­sure. Best uses Its nutty flavour makes it a de­li­cious dress­ing or gar­nish. Driz­zle over sal­ads and pas­tas, or into soups.

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